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Former helicopter base at Dunsfold used in Bruce Willis film RED 2

PUBLISHED: 11:39 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:39 30 July 2013

Sir Anthony Hopkins with the Surrey Air Ambulance crew on another visit in 2010

Sir Anthony Hopkins with the Surrey Air Ambulance crew on another visit in 2010

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Surrey Air Ambulance’s former helicopter base at Dunsfold Park was used as a film location for RED 2 starring Bruce Willis, to be released this Friday August 2.

This latest instalment of the high octane action comedy sees the return of the original cast, including Helen Mirren and John Malkovich, now joined by Catherine Zeta Jones and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

In RED 2, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing next-generation lethal device that can change the balance of world power.

In a dramatic and thrilling climax to RED 2, which stands for retired and extremely dangerous, a helicopter involved in a chase across London makes an emergency landing on the outskirts of the city in the setting of a disused airfield.

Bruce Willis is seen running through the former Air Ambulance hangar at Dunsfold towards a waiting private jet, which is stolen by the villain and takes off into the distance before exploding in flight.

The filming last October coincided with the launch of the Air Ambulance’s fundraising campaign called the Regular Essential Donation Scheme (REDS), to help fund the cost of night flying later this year.

Surrey Air Ambulance was first launched from Dunsfold in June, 2007, before moving to Redhill last October in preparation for night flying.

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